chemophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chemo- +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

chemophobia ‎(uncountable)

  1. An irrational fear of chemicals
    • 1962 John Clifton Ayres - Chemical and Biological Hazards in Food
      By chemophobia I mean an exaggerated fear of toxicity brought about by the widespread use of chemicals in food production and processing.

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